Unpaid Meal Charges

  • Friday, 05 May 2017

The Dorchester County Public School Food Service Department is responsible for maintaining all student’s meal accounts in accordance with USDA and the State of Maryland regulations. The USDA and the State of Maryland requires that all local educational agencies provide information to the community households on unpaid school meal accounts.

Dorchester County Public School Food Services sends weekly letters home to parents when their children have a negative balance on meal accounts. The letter informs the parent to make payment to the student’s meal account by cash, check and/or on-line payments at myschoolbucks.com. The Food Service Department allows students to charge up to 3 breakfast and 3 lunches in a negative meal account before offering students an alternative meal consisting of a cheese sandwich.  Students can choose to decline the alternative meal. Students with negative account balance may not purchase snacks nor ala cart items.

Unpaid meal charges on the student’s meal account roll over to the following school year. The negative balance is cleared when payment is received.

Please contact Food Services at the Board of Education, telephone number 410-221-4747 ext. 1016 if you have any additional questions.

Thank you,

Dorchester County Public Schools/Food Service Department